Monday, December 17, 2012

Beef Tenderloin Sliders

So first of all, I have to apologize for the lack of posting lately. Between the technical issues with my pictures, and starting a new job, it's been kind of crazy. But I promise, no more lapses!

Anyway, onto the delicious recipe. It's the holiday season and time for holiday parties! Brett and I decided to have a pre-holiday party party and have a few people over to have some dinner before going out. But I was struggling with trying to figure out what to prepare for dinner.

Turkey? No, way too ornate. Ham? Nah, not in the mood. Brett suggested pizza but I didn't feel like preparing something that took so much time in the kitchen. 

So I sat down nestled in with my new Bon Appetit magazine on my Kindle and waited for inspiration. And I found it. A beef tenderloin with horseradish cream. But I didn't feel like just serving beef. Because then I'd have to figure out side dishes, and also this was a crowd I didn't particularly know well. 

One of the things that I think is Brett's favorite thing to eat are sliders. Sliders with anything on it. And I figured well, beef is good on sandwiches, no? And then I thought well, beef tenderloin sliders sounds fancy and also low key! A perfect combo. 

One thing I have to note though is that beef tenderloin is STAGGERINGLY expensive. Like woah expensive. I don't buy beef tenderloin ever, so I wasn't quite prepared. BUT the 3 lbs of beef tenderloin, when made into sliders, lasts for DAYS. We had it for dinner on Sunday and dinner Monday as well. So while it is expensive, it can span many meals and make it FAR more economical. 

Also, it's delicious. This preparation makes melt in your mouth beef tenderloin and the cream serves as a really fabulous condiment. I also added some arugula to give it a peppery veggie crunch. 

If you're serving a crowd this holiday season I highly recommend making these. They were a huge hit and really easy to do. Plus you don't need to worry about the beef staying warm, because the tenderloin is just as good on sliders cold as warm! So I hope you enjoy!!